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argument for why votes for women would be "exceedingly dangerous". hidden beneath those corridors of power, there is an intriguing memorial to the suffragette movement. in 1911, thousands of women tried to avoid being registered in the census. emily davidson said: "if women don't count, then neither shall we be counted." emily davidson spent the night hiding behind this door in a broom cupboard underneath westminster hall. she was discovered in here, so she was registered in the census as being resident in the house of commons. commentary: a woman runs out. there is a fall. davidson did not live long enough to see women win the vote. she died in 1913, after running into the path of the king's horse at the epsom derby. but she may not have intended to kill herself. this is the actual scarf emily davidson had with her that fateful day at the derby. and it is thought now
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it might have been her intention to try and attach it to the bridle of the king's horse, rather than to actually bring the horse down. the scarf is owned today by a collector, who let me see a telegram she has never shown publicly before — sent from queen alexandra to the injured jockey. it says: "queen alexandra was very sorry indeed to hear of your sad accident caused by the abominable conduct of a brutal, lunatic woman." this is really strong language — a brutal, lunatic woman? well, people had mixed feelings about the militant suffragettes. half of them thought they were crazy, and half often thought that was the only way, by destroying property, that they would actually achieve the vote. as mps, women continued campaigning for equal rights. edith summerskill, on the left, was first elected in 1938. and her daughter, shirley, followed her into the commons in 1964. women who got to anywhere in their career are
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very conscious, and should be, of the women who went before and paved the way and made it possible. that includes saffron dickson, 20 years old, who, because she lives in scotland, has already voted six times — thanks to the suffragettes, who fought for her rights. hopefully i like to think i would have been on the front line, you know, totally involved. but that's coming from a privileged perspective of somebody who a political voice just now, because of the women that made those sacrifices. but actually we've got so many different issues still happening in the workplace — sexual assault, sexual harassment and pay parity — that are still affecting women today. 100 years of remarkable change since women got the vote. but any suffragettes surveying the political scene today would undoubtedly see much that still needs to be done. sarah smith, bbc news. here on bbc one it's time for the news where you are.
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have a good night. good evening. i'm riz lateef. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm hugh ferris. our headlines tonight. watford hand chelsea another defeat. with under pressure manager antonio conte taking the blame for a 4—1 drubbing at watford. england's ben youngs will miss the rest of the six nations. and maybe the rest of the season too after injuring knee ligaments against italy. as part of the bbc‘s state of sport investigation
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we speak to double olympic champion kelly holmes on the challenge of life after the medals. hello again. thanks forjoining us. chelsea have suffered their worst defeat of the season losing 4—1 at watford in the premier league tonight. the champions have only won two of their 10 matches so far in 2018. and the pressure is increasing on manager antonio conte. tim hague reports. at this time of year it is important to stay warm and stay classy, you can rely on antonio conte for that but with all these big elation about his future, there was little substance from his chelsea players in the first half —— but with all
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the speculation. bakayoko was sent off for chelsea, and the manager was infuriated. then watford were awarded a penalty which troy deeney scored with ease. with only a one goal lead, maybe chelsea's new signing could be the super sub for them which it was for arsenal, but he didn't need to be, hazard with the best piece of chelsea play all night, but it wouldn't be enough because watford provided something special. a defender, daryl because watford provided something special. a defender, darleanmaat, with the first of three goals in seven minutes. the second from the best player on the pitch, chen one, on loan from barcelona —— deulofeu, on loan from barcelona —— deulofeu, on loan from barcelona, before pereyra rounded off an incredible night for watford, but a terrible night for watford, but a terrible night for watford, but a terrible
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night for him, with a performance that lacked class. the show, in this kind of situation, —— for sure, in this kind of situation, the fault is with the coach, and maybe because i made a bad decision today, with the starting 11, for example. refereejon moss has acknowledged he was "misguided" in asking the fourth official for assistance via television when awarding tottenham's first penalty in their match against liverpool. but in a statement the english referees body has backed moss' handling of the incident which saw harry kane fouled by loris karius. referee moss consulted with his assistant eddie smart to clarify whether kane was offside as the ball came through to him before eventually awarding the spot—kick. england scrum half ben youngs has been ruled out of the rest of the six nations with a knee injury. youngs came off in the win over italy with what's turned out to be a ruptured ligament and could now miss the rest of the club season for leicester too.
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he's been replaced in the squad by richard wigglesworth of saracens. scotland wing byron mcguigan, seen here wearing number 11, minneapolis. the eagles were underdogs partly because their star quarterback carson wentz was injured. and had been replaced by back up nick foles who defied the odds to lead
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his team to victory. the eagles already had a good head start, and have won so many games at that point. all they had to do was win a few games, and they could play any games at home except the super bowl. so, we felt good. but, i am not going to say that at the back of my head, i realised that they had less of a chance of going to super bowl. it turned out, who knows what happens? nick nick foles got it done. he proved everybody wrong. being a professional sportsperson is a career most can only dream of. but when it's all over, it can be difficult to adjust back to a so called "normal" life. a survey has found that more than half of the 800 former athletes who responded — said they had problems with their mental or physical health
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following retirement. azi farni reports. commentator: kelly holmes for great britain. what a performance! you are the double 0lympic champion, kelly holmes. to be olympic champion, aged 34, i had achieved it. suddenly, i had no idea who i was, what i wanted to be. the biggest thing that i felt was a loss of identity and kind of purpose. as an athlete, dame kelly holmes had it all — success, structure, support. for many like her, their sporting lives are mapped out. but come retirement, all that disappears. i had always been announced as an olympian, or an olympic athlete, or an international athlete, and suddenly, i'm having to reel off lots of places that i'd go, or roles that i'd have to play, and it made me feel like a little bit sort of lost. among her many post—athletics ventures, dame kelly has opened this cafe in her hometown of hildenborough.
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its name comes after her running number when she won double olympic gold, but what about the transition to life after sport, when you don't have gold medals to look back on? former england rugby union captain catherine spencer played in two world cup finals. she lost both, retired and then watched as her team—mates lifted the trophy in 2014. you know, i probably, every day, at some point during the day, i'll think about it. i'll think about not winning the world cup. i was absolutely devastated. i was completely gutted that this hadn't happened four years earlier. it was so hard to watch, and it's taken me six or seven years to start to feel comfortable about my retirement. i've been retired now 12 years, and i can honestly say, it's only in the past year and a half that i've kind of got in my head, you know what, i know who i am and what i want to be. in fact, more than half of the 800 former professional sports people who replied to a survey by the professional players' federation said they'd had concerns
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about their mental or emotional well—being since retiring. but whose responsibility is it to help them transition? should governing bodies help at this time? yes, because we have seen so much of what we're talking about now, the detrimental effects of sport. you don't want a negative in sport, because sport actually should be the best thing that anyone has in theirlife. and with three global sporting championships coming up in the next three months, the challenge across sport may not just be winning more medals. azi farni, bbc news. formula one has announced it will have ‘grid kids' from next season after the sport controversially abolished the tradition of having ‘grid girls' at its grand prix. f1's owners decided the long—standing practice of using female models before races was "at odds with modern—day societal norms". so instead they'll select children who are already in the junior categories of motor racing to be part of the ‘grid kids‘ from the opening race of the new season next month. meanwhile another event to confound expectations featured
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this half time show. not quite justin timberlake at the super bowl, unless there‘s a justin involved here, too. as male cheerleaders entertained fans at the roller derby world cup in manchester. makes sense if you think about it. male entertainment for a female sport. although clearly it wasn‘t to everybody‘s taste. that‘s all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me arejoe watts, political editor of the independent
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and lucy fisher, senior political correspondent at the times. many of tomorrow‘s front pages are already in. the ft says the financial problems facing stagecoach — the company that runs the east coast rail line — means the government may have to renationalise the line. the guardian has that story too, along with news that the high court has blocked the extradition of lauri love, accused of hacking several us government bodies including nasa and the fbi. the metro says both the conservatives and labour have hit back at president trump he claimed the nhs is broke and not working. the mirror‘s take on that same story is summed up in its headline: "you‘re sick mr president" a century after women won the right to vote, campaigners are calling forjailed suffragettes to be pardoned, according to the daily telegraph. the i reports that arch—brexiteer jacob rees—mogg has
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launched an inflammatory attack both on the chancellor and theresa may. and finally, the express says britain is on a big freeze alert, warning that tuesday night will be the coldest for six years. so brexit — probably unsurprisingly — makes several of the front pages tomorrow, as does the east coast rail line franchise collapse. that is where we are starting. on the front of the financial times, the transport secretary, christopher grayling, lines up state takeover as the east coast franchise nears collapse, is that the only option on the table? no, but this is the most likely given the heavy losses that this is —— that this is —— that stagecoach have incurred. i think this will annoy many people and this
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will play into the labour narrative that with private companies, profits can be privatised but losses tend to be gnashed aliza and it will be interesting how this plays out —— tend to be nationalised. especially after carillion. yes, you can see jeremy corbyn leaping on this this week, he has been pushing the agenda, he will be talking about far from virgin are being punished for this franchise not working out, it looks as though they will have their franchise extended or not one of the other lines around the uk —— extended on one of their other lines. there is a feeling that despite things that keep going wrong, these companies come back for more and tender win contracts and ta ke more and tender win contracts and take more money from the public purse —— tend to win contracts. it links into the
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